Finley Peter Dunne Quotes

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Trust everyone, but cut the cards.
— Finley Peter Dunne

competition

Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
— Finley Peter Dunne
Work if you're paid to do it, an' it's pleasure if you pay to be allowed to do it.
— Finley Peter Dunne

work

Every sick man is a hero, if not to the world or even to the family, at last to himself.

illness

Work is work if you're paid to do it, and it's pleasure if you pay to be allowed to do it.
— Finley Peter Dunne
A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.

fanaticism

A man's idea in a card game is war—cruel, devastatin', and pitiless.  A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement, an' burglary.

men and women

A man that'd expict to thrain lobsters to fly in a year is called a loonytic; but a man that thinks men can be turned into angels by an iliction is called a rayformer an' remains at large.
— Finley Peter Dunne
Th' prisidincy is th' highest office in th' gift iv the people.  Th' vice prisidincy is th' nex' highest an' th' lowest.  It isn't a crime exactly.  Ye can't be sint to jail f'r it, but it's a kind iv disgrace.  It's like writin' anonymous letters.
— Finley Peter Dunne

vice-presidency

Th' newspaper does ivrything f'r us.  It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, conthrols th' ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward.  They ain't annything it don't turn its hand to.

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